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Monday, February 20, 2012

Watching Dr Oz 2/20/12: Belly Blasting Supplements, Appetite Suppressant, 5-Minute Meditation with Deepak Chopra, Bust Pain, Bonus Belly Fat Busting Foods

The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: February 20, 2012
Belly Blasting Supplements

  • Four supplements to target metabolism, fat, bloating, and stress
  • Appetite busters to support weight loss
  • Deepak Chopra shares how to bust stress with meditation
  • Get rid of pain with Dr. Oz's natural cures
  • Three bonus foods to help bust the belly fat

Does your belly hang over your clothing? Do you feel like a balloon sometimes? Dr. Oz says that stops today. He has four belly blasting supplements that can help to bust your belly fat, increase metabolism, stop bloating, and reduce stress to help support weight loss. Four guests share their struggles, the most common weight loss complaints. Read on to see if these recommendations may work for you to lose weight and feel better.


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Dr. Oz Belly Blasting Supplements

Dr. Oz #1 Belly Blasting Supplement to Boost Metabolism: 7-KETO

Loretta shared a picture of herself in shorts and a sports bra. She said she didn't realize she looked like that because she doesn't look in the mirror from her face down. It's sad, she says.

Dr. Oz says Loretta's weight gain is all about the metabolism and there are things you can do to rev it up.

7-Keto is a by product of a hormone in our bodies that help to keep us young. As we age, 7-Keto deteriorates and as a consequence the metabolism slows down. Our bodies naturally make 7-Keto but after age 30 that production slows and if we don't work to support the metabolism as we age then the pounds pack on.

Dr. Oz explained that 7-Keto affects energy in our cells. 7-Keto sends fat into the cells to use for energy. Dr. Oz says he was dubious upon first hearing about 7-Keto but when he looked into he realized that there is something to it.

In a two month study, says Dr. Oz, participants taking 200mg daily in split doses, once in the morning and once the evening, were able to increase their metabolism.

Cost of 7-Keto: about $20.00.

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Dr. Oz #2 Belly Blasting Supplement to Burn Fat: Forskolin

Clarise also brought a photo of herself in a bra and shorts and says she would like to say goodbye and good riddance to the excess body fat. She's ready for the fat to be gone. Diet and exercise haven't worked for her and it's been a challenge to keep up the effort.

Dr. Oz recommends Forskolin to bust fat. Forskolin is found in the root of a plant in the mint family. Traditionally, the forskolin plant has been used to support heart function but research has found that it also triggers a cascade of reactions that melts fat away. Dr. Oz explained that forskolin is responsible for creating a furnace in the cells which allows the body to burn more fat. Watch those fat cells melt way, he says.

Look for a product that is standardized to 20%, says Dr. Oz, and to take 100mg daily.

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Dr. Oz #3 Belly Blasting Supplement to Fight Bloating: Caraway Seeds

Dawn was choking on her tears sharing her photo in shorts and sports bra. She said she is tired of feeling bloated and can't even look at herself.

Dr. Oz recommended caraway seeds to bust bloating. Caraway seeds have been a food staple for centuries in bread and cheese and is a natural for relieving painful bloating. Rich in vitamins and minerals, caraway seeds are a digestive aid that can support the elimination of gas and bloating.

Feeling upset about where you are is OK, says Dr. Oz, because it can inspires but he says he doesn't want people to feel stuck. You're not the only one who feels this way, he says.

Bloating comes from a build up of bad bacteria, says Dr. Oz, which produces gas. Caraway seeds support the good bacteria in the digestive tract and relaxes the intestines. Dr. Oz says he wants that gas to be passed, to be released to get rid of that bloating.

Dr. Oz recommends eating a handful of caraway seeds in the morning and then again after every meal.

Cost of caraway seeds: about $10.00.

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Dr. Oz #4 Belly Blasting Supplement to Reduce Stress: Relora

Tammy was surprised looking at her photo thinking she should have gained weight because of the stresses in her life, including appearing on The Dr. Oz Show! As a wife and mom, she finds her day is busy and filled with stress.

Dr. Oz says that stress is the number on reason women gain weight. He recommends using the supplement relora to bust stress. Relora is the combination of two herbs that have been used for thousands of years to promote relaxation. Regulating cortisol, says Dr. Oz, is the secret to relora's ability to burn extra belly fat.

If you gain weight in response to stress, Dr. Oz says that relora could be a benefit. Dr. Oz recommends taking 250mg of relora three times daily at every meal to reduce cortisol, especially at night.

Cost of relora: $10-20

Dr. Oz says that supplements can help you over the hump in a weight loss program but you have to do your part too that means eating right and exercise.

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Dr. Oz Appetite Suppressant to Kill Hunger

Emotional eating happens when you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Compulsive eating is brought on by low levels of serotonin in the brain. When serotonin levels are low, depression and over-eating goes on the rise.

Saffron Extract
Cost for saffron extract: about $30 for a one month supply.

Could saffron extract be the miracle appetite suppressant that kills cravings and helps to gain control of over eating? Dr. Oz says this is the first he has heard of saffron.

[Well, it's the second time he's talked about saffron this season. On the December 5, 2011 episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Pina LoGuidice, recommended taking 15mg of saffron daily to support a healthy mood.]

Dr. Oz showed an animation detailing how when you eat those carbohydrates you crave they turn on chemicals in the brain: serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrin. Taking saffron extract stimulates those same chemicals without eating the foods and the supplement has no calories.

Dr. Oz says to look for a saffron extract that says satiereal and take 88-90mg, twice daily, which was the amount that was studied. In the study, explains Dr. Oz, participants were able to eat whatever they wanted and found that the snacked less and their overall intake was less.

Two audience members, Martha and Devon, are self-proclaimed emotional eaters who agreed to take saffron extract over a three-day weekend.

Martha believes that emotions drive her eating, her kids lead her to eat. After Martha took saffron extract, she says she didn't get the cravings and urges. Over the weekend she attended a birthday party and was able to have a small piece of cake without craving more or hearing a call from the sugar.
Devon said on a scale of 1 to 10, her appetite before saffron extract was at a 10 or 11. She would reach for whatever was around when she was hungry. Over the weekend, Devon said she noticed a decrease in the amount and intensity of hunger says her appetite was more of a 7 on the scale.

Over the three-day weekend, Martha lost 3 pounds and Devon lost 5 pounds just by using saffron extract.

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Dr. Oz's Plan to Eliminate Your Stress

He calls it a full-proof plan to reduce stress and it comes from the unstressful man himself, Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams [published in 1994].

[Dr. Chopra previously appeared on The Dr. Oz Show last year. Click here to read about that episode:

Reducing stress has a positive impact on health and how long you live. Dr. Chopra says his single most important experience in life occurred during meditation. He says during meditation blood pressure goes down, cortisol levels are lowered, adrenalin is reduced, and the immune system is stimulated. Dr. Chopra says with meditation you can do less and accomplish more.

Dr. Oz says he hears from viewers continuously about how tired and exhausted they are and that is why he made reducing stress a part of his Transformation Nation. For half his life, Dr Oz says he has been practicing meditation.

Dr. Chopra explains there are two misconceptions about mediation. The first misconception of meditation is that no thoughts are allowed. Thoughts are part of the process, Dr. Chopra explained, you're not supposed to push out thoughts, let them happen.

The second misconception of meditation is people believe they don't have enough time. Dr. Chopra explained that if you meditate consistently for five years you will love 12 years longer, so you will have more time. He says if you can brush your teeth everyday then you can spend a few minutes meditating.

Step 1: Sit in a comfortable position with the spine relatively erect.

Step 2: Say the mantra “Shivo Hum”. Speak it then say it mentally without moving your lips or tongue.

Step 3: Think of an experience of love or someone you love and put awarness in your heart.

Step 4: Ask yourself what do you want. Reflect on what you want.

Step 5: Relax into your body and open your eyes.

That's the sequence even if you do it for a few minutes or 5 minutes a day.

Dr. Oz: Dr. Chopra's 4 Secrets To Fight Stress

Dr. Oz says to make these part of your life daily just as Dr. Chopra makes them a part of his life.

Stress-Less Secret #1: Starter Breakfast
1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
Hard boiled egg
Drizzle with olive oil
Drink the flaxseed oil for the benefits of omega-3 including that is supports a decrease in stress hormones. Slice the egg and vegetables and drizzle with olive oil.

Stress-Less Secret #2: Supplement
Dr. Chopra recommends his own product called Endorphinate. [Here's the product description from his website: Endorphinate® is a revolutionary dietary supplement developed to relieve emotional and physical distress, including anxiety, cravings, anger, and fatigue, and to promote a sense of calm, comfort, positive mood, and well-being, as well as increased energy, memory, and mental clarity.]

Dr. Chopra recommends taking 2 Endorphinate® in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Click here to order Dr. Chopra's Endorphinate® for $17.95.

Stress-Less Secret #3: Snack
Chyawanprash is a paste made from the Indian goose berry blended with spices and herbs. The natural Vitamin C in chyawanprash prevents stress hormones from being released. Enjoy chyawanprash on crackers or on fruit.

Stress-Less Secret #4: Breathing Exercise
Called the Darth Vader breath, Dr. Chopra says to meditate throughout the day with your eyes open doing this breathing exercise.

Breath through the nose, constrict your throat and make a noise through the back of it as you exhale. Complete this for 5-10 breaths and feel your heart rate go down and relaxation start to take over. Dr. Chopra says if you do this you won't feel stress.

Dr. Chopra's Biggest Secret of All – Laughter!
Dr. Chopra shared that he watches old tapes of the show Candid Camera. There's nothing like a joke to counter balance stress. Have a good laugh and feel the stress release.

Dr. Chopra will be one of the judges of Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation. There are only six days left to get an official weight in at a Weight Watcher's location to enter Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation and be eligible to win $1 million from Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz All-Natural Remedies to Stop Pain

Dr. Oz says the remedies he recommends in this segment are safe, affordable, and do not require a prescription. Pain can cause stress and when you bust the pain you bust the stress and that can help a weight loss program.

Natural Remedy for Back Pain
Dr. Oz explained that four out of five American's experience back pain that can restrict our daily activity. He recommends ginger and boswellia together, boswellia is also called frankincense. This is the one-two punch, says Dr. Oz.

Add 1 teaspoon of ground ginger to any drink. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties in it called gingerols. Pair the ginger with 300mg of boswellia daily, says Dr. Oz. He also recommended making his famous Dr. Oz Green Drink and add the ginger and boswellia right in the drink.

Natural Remedy for Joint Pain
The connective tissue in the joints can become inflamed an no matter how you move those joints, the pain remains. Dr. Oz recommends red mineral algae, 2400mg daily, to support healthy inflammation levels. With 70 minerals from the seam red mineral algae can play a role in supporting bone density. He says red mineral algae is safe to take over a long period for chronic pain.

Natural Remedy for Tooth Pain
It's back to basics for tooth pain. Dr. Oz recommends sprinkling salt on a garlic clove, place the clove on the affect tooth, and bite down to release the juice.

A garlic paste can be made with 2-3 cloves of garlic and ½ teaspoon of salt. Place the paste on the affected tooth.

Dr. Oz explained that garlic has natural anti-microbial properties which can directly benefit the infection. Salt, he says, can dehydrate the area to reduce pain.

Natural Remedy for Sinus Pain
There was nothing on the table. This remedy you do yourself. It's humming. Dr. Oz says that nitrous oxide is released when you hum and that can help to open the sinus passages by as much as 15 times. Humming may also help to prevent infection through vibration of the membranes in the head and it also brings more air flow. Dr. Oz says it may sound dumb but it's impact can be extraordinarily effective. Choose a song you like because it's going to take a while.

Dr. Oz Bonus Tip! Belly Fat Blasting Foods

Dr. Oz shared three foods to blast belly fat.

Belly Fat Blasting Food #1: Eat a high fiber cereal with blueberries. The fiber helps to keep you feel full longer and can support healthy blood sugar levels.

Belly Fat Blasting Food #2: Add sauerkraut to a turkey sandwich. The beneficial bacteria in fermented sauerkraut support healthy digestion and support the immune system.

Belly Fat Blasting Food #3: Drink miso soup before dinner to flatten the belly. Miso contains Vitamin B12, a key player to bust belly fat, says Dr. Oz, and it can help you feel full longer.

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  1. Which of these supplements can be taken together?

  2. Thanks for your comment. First, you should talk to your doctor to determine if any of these supplements would be right for you or if they could pose possible interactions with any current therapies you could be undergoing.

    That said, caraway seeds, being a food, would be the most basic and are supportive of digestion, in addition to bloating, which most people can benefit from.

    From there, you might want to consider one supplement to target a specific concern. If you feel you need support for all the issues covered by the suggested supplements, then perhaps start with the issue you feel the greatest need to change.

    Starting multiple new supplements at one time can pose challenges in distinguishing which product is working and, if there is a reaction, distinguishing which product could be causing a reaction.

    When there are several options to chose from, it can be wise to chose one and have that be a starting place. Trying one product for at least a month can give a good sense of wether it will be effective or appropriate for your specifically.

    It's tempting to look at all of the recommendations and think that taken in combination would provide a magical, positive change. I would encourage you to take it one step at a time and listen to your body.

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  3. Now can you take all 4 supplements at once for the weight loss?

    1. Thanks for your question, Anonymous. Please read the comment posted above that addresses the same question. Thanks!

  4. You can never afford or find all this stuff it's crazy

  5. Thanks for your comment, Anonymous. It's true that if you tried to buy everything recommended on The Dr. Oz Show it's going to add up to a hefty bill. I think the idea is to choose products, foods, lifestyle changes that may target your greatest concern and see where that can take you for a month or two. Dr. Oz himself tends to say to start with one product first.

    Many of the products recommended on The Dr. Oz Show may not be available at your local store. If that's the case, it can be found online - which can add to the over-all cost when you factor in shipping charges.

    Getting healthy doesn't have to be about buying any or all the products mentioned on a television show. Getting healthy is about making changes in your life that make the most sense for you.

    For some people that can mean buying some supplements but for others it can mean preparing your own meals more often, it can mean trying to incorporate a new vegetable every other week, it can mean going for a walk around the neighborhood.

    If it doesn't make sense, or feel comfortable, to you to buy one or any supplement then try doing something that feels right and that will fit your budget. Borrowing a yoga DVD from your local library doesn't cost anything and it can provide exercise and a nice stress reliever.

  6. I was thinking about taking Keto7, but Dr.Oz said it reacts with your thyroid. My thyroid was irradiated and I now take Levoxyl. Will Keto7 work on me?

    1. Thanks for your question. I wish I could give you an answer but that's a question best posed to your doctor. I encourage you to start a conversation with your doctor to see what would, and would not, be appropriate for you given your situation and therapy.

      I think you're right to be cautious given your history and therapy. Best to be safe and talk to the doc.

      Good luck!

  7. I've been taking the supplements (with exception of the saffron extract) and I've been having gas and stomach upset. Is this common?

    1. It sounds like your body is trying to tell you something. If you're experiencing these symptoms they could very well be side-effects. I would encourage you to stop taking the supplements.

      Are all of these supplements new to you? Starting several new supplements at one time doesn't allow a person to get a sense of how each one is working or not working.

      When I worked in the vitamin aisle, we would tell people to start with one supplement. We would encourage customers to give one a try for several days or a week and then add the next. Staggering new supplements like this allows the user to better understand how each product is reacting to their body and to know if one causes a reaction.

      It's always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting supplements especially if you are on medications or undergoing treatment.

  8. What Web Site can You Find Relora; 7-Keto;

    1. Many brands offer Relora and 7-Keto. I did a search on Amazon and found both products on this page

      I have experience with NOW brand, which has both products and are both listed on the web page, and that may be a good brand to try.